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Communications Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Communications Officer

Reports to: Communications Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About Us

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that makes hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Nairobi’s informal settlements through a network of local micro-entrepreneurs who run Fresh Life Toilets as small businesses.

We provide business support, marketing and branding support, and we safely collect and convert the waste into valuable by-products.

We serve nearly 10,000 people every single day with hygienic sanitation through a network of over 200 Fresh Life Toilets.

We are looking for candidates who are looking to help build out a communications strategy at a fast-paced, growing social enterprise.

Roles & Responsibilities

The Communications Officer will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

We are looking for someone excited about the opportunity to work in Mukuru, an informal settlement in Nairobi, as well as our corporate office located near Nairobi’s central business district.

The Communications Officer will be responsible for supporting the communications strategy through planning, development and delivery of internal and external communication.

The responsibilities for this role include:
  • Proactively identifying and collecting stories from the community to share with different stakeholders
  • Cultivate relationships with and pitch our story to the local media
  • Coordinating Sanergy tour visits with Sanergy’s guests, as well as preparing for and co-leading tours
  • Establishing relationships with Sanergy’s new hires and Fresh Life Operators on behalf of the Communications Team
  • Conducting, recording, and archiving interviews with Fresh Life Operators
  • Initiating quality photography for Fresh Life Operators, Fresh Life businesses, and Sanergy new hires
  • Maintaining communications displays in Sanergy’s corporate and field offices
  • Tracking and archiving press mentions
  • External Partner relations – assisting with fulfilling requests for Sanergy assets from media outlets and other Sanergy stakeholders
  • Providing media and communications training for staff, in building their capacity to work with the communications team to collect quality stories from the field

Requirements

Candidates applying for the Communications Officer position should be able to demonstrate not only 2+ years of experience working in communications, but a sincere passion for the communications field.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate strong relationship-building skills, a history of innovative thinking, and a willingness to simultaneously learn and apply new skills.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate success working independently in past roles, but who greatly enjoy being part of a team and collaborating on bigger projects to achieve a shared vision.

Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate:
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism media studies, international affairs or related course
  • 2+ years of work experience in communications field
  • Excellent writing and communications skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Strong photography and photo editing skills
  • Strong competency with graphic design programs, MailChimp, and WordPress blogs and websites
  • Keen understanding of use of new technologies in communications
  • Demonstrate initiative and the ability to work effectively and enthusiastically within time constraints
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-pressure, flexible startup environment
  • Determined to transform Kenya!


If you are interested, please post your cover letter and CV at http://www.jobscore.com/jobs/sanergy/list

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